TV: Kristen Bell and Henry Winkler to guest on ‘Parks and Recreation’

By Meryl Gottlieb|| @buzzlightmeryl
Parks and Recreation will return to NBC September 26


We will be seeing stars on season six of Parks and Recreation. Kristen Bell (Veronica MarsHouse of Lies) and Henry Winkler (Happy DaysArrested Development) are set to visit Pawnee in the fall.

Bell will play Ingrid, a snooty City Councilwoman from rival town Eagleton. Bell’s character will first meet Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) at the annual Pawnee-Eagleton high school basketball game. Let’s just imagine how hilarious those scenes will be… yeah, they’re going to be awesome.

“She’s Leslie’s equivalent, but richer and better dressed,” said executive producer Michael Schur.

But we won’t see Bell immediately. Parks returns for its sixth season on Sept. 26, and the one-hour premiere will be set in London. Bell’s episode is slated to air in early October.

But we will see The Fonz in the premiere!! Winkler is set to play Jean-Ralphio’s (Ben Schwartz) father and will possibly return in future episodes. This is the second family member we’ve met, after last year Jenny Slate was brought on to play Jean-Ralphio’s equally ridiculous and hilariously egotistical sister, Mona-Lisa.

One of the funniest shows on air now, Parks never fails to make me laugh. Poehler is always hilarious; Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate delivers the best dry comedy; Rob Lowe is lit-er-al-ly the greatest as Chris Traeger; and Nick Offerman is Ron-freaking-Swanson. Enough said. If you aren’t watching this show, you’re missing out on great, smart comedy.


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